Tag Archives: Church Membership

Five 90 second radio clips about church life

Listen to five 90 second radio clips reminding us of what it means to be the Church. Continue reading

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Why I love the Church (2)

Our love for God compels us to commit to a particular local church, not just out of faithfulness to tradition, but in love and devotion to our Lord who promised, “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
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Urgent question (audio link)

Q. How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming a prideful and self-righteous or watchful and legalistic Church? Continue reading

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Another urgent question for the Church

How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading

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Urgent question for the Church

“Is it possible to be so casual about what it means to belong to a Church that belonging loses its effectiveness and removal becomes irrelevant?” Continue reading

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One Life Together

When our Churches are filled with people who treat each other with this kind of honor and with humble foot-washing love, we’ll offer a positive subversion to narratives of life without God. Continue reading

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Restoring dignity to Church membership

The deficiency in many churches is the casual procedure of adding new members without any challenge to commitment. Integrity in the membership process is the place to begin in restoring a high view of the Church.
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